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Course summary

If your ambition is to enter an Early Years profession and you have a Foundation Degree or equivalent, this top-up course will bring you up to a full Honours degree in just one year. The Applied Early Years Studies BA (Hons) is a top-up (progression) course which builds on knowledge and skills gained from a previous relevant Foundation Degree or a similar 240-credit course. Your studies take a whole-child approach to learning; early education; the needs of the child; and child development within the family and society, locally and globally. Your learning builds on your experience in the workplace and the course content adapts to suit your interests and circumstances. Why choose this course?

  • Develop your understanding of the importance of education research and enquiry
  • Choose a research dissertation topic and carry out research in your own area
  • Gain practical skills by undertaking work placements
  • Benefit from a course that provides a clear route into a professional graduate role, through Early Years teacher status, Primary initial teacher training or leadership and management

Modules

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
HF32
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Bedford Campus
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

This top-up year caters for students who have 240 credits from either our own University of Bedfordshire FdA Early Years Studies or an Early Years Studies course from another institution that would give 240 credits and has an element of direct practice with young children. Students with other relevant Level 5 qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis. Students are usually working or volunteering in settings where there are young children operating within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Candidates will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Other

This top-up year caters for students who have 240 credits from either our own University of Bedfordshire FdA Early Years Studies or an Early Years Studies course from another institution that would give 240 credits and has an element of direct practice with young children. Students with other relevant Level 5 qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis. Students are usually working or volunteering in settings where there are young children operating within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Candidates will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Applied Early Years Studies at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS